Over the last two decades, Susan Werner has explored genres ranging from jazz and folk to gospel and opera. Werner was merely 5 years old when she began playing guitar and singing publicly in church, and since then she also picked up the piano.
Moshe Katsav, Israel's president from 2000 to 2007, was sentenced to seven years in prison today for "raping a former employee and sexually harassing two other women who used to work for him," The Associated Press writes.
After hearing the sentence, the 65-year-old Katsav shouted: "You made a mistake! It is a lie! The girls know it is a lie!"
Brock Savelkoul, who was medically discharged from the Army after serving three tours in Iraq, received the Purple Heart because of a wound to his leg. But it's the traumatic brain injury and PTSD he sustained that are complicating his life.
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Megan Christopher, a North Dakota state trooper, was one of the first officers on the scene and was part of the chase that led to the arrest of Brock Savelkoul.
A few months ago, NPR and ProPublica published an investigation about five soldiers who suffered traumatic brain injuries from the same explosion in Iraq. The report also explored the cognitive and emotional problems they've been having ever since. Twelve days later, one of the soldiers piled an armload of guns and semi-automatic weapons into his pickup and led police on a high-speed chase across North Dakota.
War is what the International Herald Tribune calls the U.S. confrontation with Libya. "At War in Libya" is the headline in the New York Times. Eliot Spitzer on CNN refers to "reporters covering the war in Libya."
But is the U.S. really at "war" with Libya?
Judkin Browning, a professor of military history at Appalachian State University, says, "Would I consider us 'at war' with Libya at this moment? I would say no, simply because of the very limited nature of our military mission."